STEP joins Anti-Money Laundering Europe webinar on the future of the EU’s fight against money laundering

On 3 June, STEP joined a webinar hosted by Anti-Money Laundering Europe (AME) on the future of the European Union’s fight against money laundering. John Riches TEP, Chair of STEP’s Public Policy Committee, was joined on the panel by Jérôme Deslandes, Cabinet of the Executive Vice President of the European Commission; and Piers Haben, Director… Read More STEP joins Anti-Money Laundering Europe webinar on the future of the EU’s fight against money laundering

Proposed EU rules for tax planning intermediaries

In June 2017 the European Commission published draft legislation containing new rules for tax-planning intermediaries who design or promote cross-border tax planning arrangements. The stated objective is to identify and assess schemes that are potentially facilitating tax evasion or avoidance in order to block harmful arrangements in the early stages. The proposals require intermediaries to report… Read More Proposed EU rules for tax planning intermediaries

European Data Protection Supervisor voices privacy concerns over 4AMLD

The European Data Protection Supervisor’s Opinion on proposed amends to the Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD) shines a welcome spotlight on data protection implications and the ‘significant and unnecessary risks to an individual’s right to privacy’. The Opinion, published on 2 February 2017, raises questions as to whether or not the proposed collection of… Read More European Data Protection Supervisor voices privacy concerns over 4AMLD